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Make Hay While the Son Doesn’t Shine

Posted by Dirck on 25 May, 2010

I’ve commented previously that one of the various things which slows my progress towards absolute mastery of pens and book-binding alike is the portmanteau of pressures known as family life. My son is one of the largest items in this collective anchor. I don’t want to give the impression that I do otherwise than dote upon him, but impends upon his second birthday and is even by the standards of his age extremely energetic, which means that getting anything accomplished other than attending to him is really hard.

This state of affairs was in effect this past long weekend (happy birthday to Her Late Majesty Victoria, by the way), in what seemed an enhanced manner. My wife makes jewellery and one of her sales was slated for Sunday, leaving me to do the parenting duties unassisted (which, I hasten to point out, is her lot for a little more than eight hours each week day– don’t take this as a complaint). Sunday was thus, from my perspective, a bit of a loss.

It is worth noting, however, that Sunday’s festivities started at 7:00am, which is rather earlier than the lad regularly gets up. He only got to bed that night a half-hour prior to his usual time.

…And fell into a coma. Wife and child both stayed asleep until very nearly noon yesterday, and I made some serious mileage out of it. A few pens resacked, and a couple of new web pages run up, including one for today’s pen. This is not, I’ll admit, a huge leap forward in the aforementioned pursuit of mastery, but given how little I can accomplish most weekends I’m pretty pleased.

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Imperial IV
Today’s ink: Diamine Majestic Blue (which I wouldn’t have returned to so soon, but I couldn’t resist having Imperial and Majesty in the same place right along side Victoria Day).

One Response to “Make Hay While the Son Doesn’t Shine”

  1. Chris said

    I find that I don’t get much done when my wife and boy are home. Even if there is nothing in particular going on, it seems like there are small interruptions timed just far enough apart that I can’t get into a rhythm on my projects. After a couple hours of no progress I usually just give up and hope to try again another day.

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